L-3 Link Opens C-17 Training System Site in Memphis, Tennessee
Contact: Rick Oyler | Manager, Communications | L-3 Link Simulation & Training | 817-619-3536
ARLINGTON, Texas, December 2, 2014 – L-3 Link Simulation & Training (L-3 Link) announced today that it has opened and is supporting a new C-17 Training System (TS) site in Memphis, Tenn., that will train aircrews to operate the U.S. Air Force’s most capable transport aircraft.
At the newly activated training facility, L-3 Link – prime contractor for the U.S. Air Force’s C-17 TS program – will support training of the 164th Airlift Wing’s C-17 pilots, loadmasters and maintenance engine run technicians. Annually, L-3 Link will deliver more than 1,100 classes and support 1,300 simulator training missions at the Memphis C-17 TS installation.
“L-3 will provide comprehensive and cost-effective training that directly supports the combat readiness of Memphis Air National Guard C-17 crewmembers,” said Lenny Genna, president of L-3 Link. “Our team is dedicated to providing the best training possible in support of the 164th Airlift Wing’s global air mobility mission.”
Pilots, loadmasters and maintenance engine run technicians will receive refresher, upgrade and currency training provided by L-3 Link instructors using classroom and hands-on operations training in a highly realistic C-17 Weapon Systems Trainer and a C-17 Loadmaster Station Trainer. In addition, L-3 Link and C-17 TS team member AAI Corporation will provide contractor logistics support and maintenance of the site’s training devices.
The C-17 TS is the largest aircrew training system within the U.S. Air Force’s Air Mobility Command, with aircrew and maintenance training conducted at 13 installations in the U.S. and one at the Royal Australian Air Force Base in Amberley, Australia. Annually, the C-17 TS trains more than 3,500 pilots and loadmasters using 23 variants of aircrew and maintenance training devices.
L-3 Link Simulation & Training (L-3 Link) is a world leader in providing intelligent total training solutions for operators and maintainers across a wide range of military, civil and commercial platforms. L-3 Link’s innovative solutions provide a full spectrum of state-of-the-art training technologies, including high-fidelity immersive simulations, as well as distributed academic and interactive courseware. The company has delivered military, civil and commercial training systems to customer locations throughout North America, Europe, Asia, the Middle East and the Pacific Rim. L-3 Link is headquartered in Arlington, Texas, with key bases of operation in Binghamton, N.Y.; Orlando, Fla.; Oklahoma City, Okla.; Broken Arrow, Okla.; and Crawley, U.K. For more information, please visit the company’s website at www.link.com.
Headquartered in New York City, L-3 employs approximately 48,000 people worldwide and is a prime contractor in aerospace systems and national security solutions. L-3 is also a leading provider of a broad range of communication and electronic systems and products used on military and commercial platforms. The company reported 2013 (revised) sales of $12.6 billion. To learn more about L-3, please visit the company’s website at www.L-3com.com.
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